Thomas Tredwell (1807-1861)

Thomas Tredwell, Railway Contractor, St Johns Lodge, Knights Hill, Norwood, Surrey
Thomas Tredwell, Railway Contractor, St Johns Lodge, Knights Hill, Norwood, Surrey

Born 1807 in Burbage, Wilts. He married Anne Payne on 13 June 1837 at All Souls, Marylebone. They had six daughters and in 1851 Louisa and Alice are at school in Reading.  In 1861 Helen and Alice are pupils in Hove. In 1861 (census) Thomas was a Railway Contractor and lived at St John`s Lodge, Knights Hill, Norwood, Surrey with his wife Anne and daughter Emily plus a couple of visitors and a number of servants. He died 10 December 1861 in St. Leonards-On-Sea, Sussex leaving effects ‘under £250,000’, and in his Will dated 1849 and codicil 1861 only mentioning his wife Ann and eldest daughter Louisa, together with various Payne relations.  Brother William and George Wythes of Reigate were executors.  Thomas is also buried at West Norwood Cemetery.  Anne died in 1883 leaving £62,800.  Of the four surviving daughters Helen received nothing.  Many bequests to household servants and Payne relations.

Eliza (b. 1838 Surrey)

Louisa (b.1842 Redhill, Surrey) married Thomas Jackson (Contractor for Public Works) in 1862.  By 1871 they are living at Astley Hall, Astley, Worcestershire with three children, Thomas Tredwell Jackson age 6, and 5 year old twins Richard ad Alfred, also Louisa`s 2 nieces Ann Matilda and Alice Ruth Sargent.  Also about 10 servants. Thomas Tredwell Jackson attended Charterhouse School and then to Trinity College, Cambridge.  He was the donor of the Jackson Cup to the Charterhouse Cadet Corps. He died in Folkestone in 1903. The twins went to Clifton College, Bristol. On the  1891 census Richard now aged 25 is a tea planter in Ceylon. 

Alice Mary (b.1843 Stroud, Glos ) married Major General John Neptune Sargent,  July 1863.  They had 8 children. The eldest Anne married Edgar Ravenhill, an Army Captain and they had 3 children, Alice, Philip and Ethel.  Alice Ruth, Louisa Maud married in 1897. Thomas. Mary married 1901. Grace married 1903. Katherine and James

Clara (b.1845 Woodchester, Stroud – d. 1846 Reading,  Berks),.

Helen Ruth (b.1847  Reading) married Frederick Little, a builder, in 1878.   They had 3 children Helen, Arthur and Frederica. Helen married Herbert William Mascall Kenrick in 1905 and had a daughter Ruth Betty in 1906. Frederica married 1909.

Emily (b.1852 Surrey) married Henry Mathews a leather manufacturer 1877.  They had one daughter Mabel.